What is the release time on organics?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Harley-D, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Not production organics but milorginite (sp?) and composted turkey litter.
    What about sludge? I'm assuming it is all fast release in it's natural state when you buy it from a sewage treatment plant. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge? Trying to learn more about organics.

    What's best and why?
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Organics release most of their N slower than urea but faster than controlled release N sources like polymer coated urea or urea formaldehyde. I'll see if I can find more info for you.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,690

    The sewage stuff is pretty fast acting....similar to chemical fertilize. But the organic fertilize seems like months rather than weeks. Hard to see quick results with green sand, compost, corn gluten, and corn meal.

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